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    What is the ideal wagon/suv for wheelchair driver

    At home I drive a Volvo XC70. But when I travel I like to rent a vehicle that has enough room in the back to fit a fully assembled wheelchair. I rented the Pontiac Vibe and I had to fold both rear seats in order for my chair to fit. So I need something with more cargo room that will not break my bank to rent (the Volvo rents for over US$500.00 a week). Any ideas??

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramoto
    At home I drive a Volvo XC70. But when I travel I like to rent a vehicle that has enough room in the back to fit a fully assembled wheelchair. I rented the Pontiac Vibe and I had to fold both rear seats in order for my chair to fit. So I need something with more cargo room that will not break my bank to rent (the Volvo rents for over US$500.00 a week). Any ideas??
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    Fuente is right. But watch, if you have long legs it can be tricky to transfer.
    I transfered into one when the auto-show was in town. They are nice but me being 6"2" tall I found there wasn't much leg room and the transfer was rather difficult with the side pilar in between the drivers and passenger door.

    I can't think of any other vehicles off the top of my head, but will post as soon as I come up with something. -Ed-

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    I am 6'1 myself. But I have found that by lifting one leg into the car it makes it much easier to transfer into a smaller car. Try looking for a Dodge Magnum but havent found any company that rents it.

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    im 6'2 nick. if your used to a 4 door its a breeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paramoto
    I am 6'1 myself. But I have found that by lifting one leg into the car it makes it much easier to transfer into a smaller car. Try looking for a Dodge Magnum but havent found any company that rents it.
    Yes, I realize that. I do that to get into my parents Crown Vic. Then my dad has a F-350 Dually, that's a bitch to get in. The transfer is about 18 inches to the top of the seat from my chair.

    Yeah, Fuente, Guess your used to the four door. I just perfer all the room when transfering. -Ed-

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    I have an "03" Durango as my daily driver. I prefer getting into and out it over a car. I'm 5'-11" but with the hardware in my neck it's difficult for me to bend my head getting into and out of a car so I usually hit my head going in and coming out. The Durango I don't have to worry about that. My chair fits in the back without having to disassemble it but that only happens if someone is with me.
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    Subaru Forester. The seat height is the same as Sally's wheelchair so it is easy for me to transfer her. The chair fits in the back fully assembled, although I remove one wheel because she has extender wheels and they make the chair just a little too heavy for me. I found that with one wheel removed I can also fit the chair in the back of our suzuki aerio wagon. Tight fit, but saves on gas.

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    Chevy Equinox or Pontiac Torrent will also fit an assembled chair in back.

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    i got a 99 dodge durango 4X4. it sits higher off the ground but not as high as pick ups do. i love it being high. i cant stand to get into cars. much rather have the car seat a lil bit higher than my wheelchair seat.
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